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Numerica Festival of Trees Raises $97,000 for the Numerica PAC

The numbers are in and the 2017 Numerica Festival of Trees, held November 16-19, raised $97,000 in revenue for the Numerica Performing Arts Center. This is the highest amount raised in the past five years of the Numerica Festival of Trees. 

The 2017 Numerica Festival of Trees, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, was coordinated by Camille Cadman and a team of dedicated community volunteers, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union. Numerica PAC Executive Director Matt Cadman says, “This Festival experience was such a community celebration.  We had more people attend our various FOT events this November than ever before.  It may be cliché to say ‘It takes a village’, but that does not make the expression less true.  My thanks to the dozens and dozens of tireless community volunteers who made our 2017 Numerica Festival of Trees so joyful and successful.” 

Community support is at the foundation of the Numerica Festival of Trees. The Numerica Performing Arts Center would like to thank Numerica Credit Union for presenting the 2017 Festival of Trees, as well as the presenting sponsors of the events: Confluence Health, Ford & Marlys Barrett, Davis Furniture, Macy’s, North Cascades Bank, and our media sponsors ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, Sunny FM and NCW Media. 

January Events at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks-off the New Year with a variety of performances, beginning with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and L.A. Theatre Works’ THE MOUNTAINTOP on January 12. The month continues with the January Monthly Movie on the Big Screen: BACK TO THE FUTURE on January 18, and MARC COHN featuring special guests THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA on January 25.

The Mountaintop

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving the audience a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr.  Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. L.A. Theatre Works presents this live radio theatre production, starring film, television, and stage actors Karen Malina White and Gilbert Glenn Brown; directed by Shirley Jo Finney.

L.A. Theatre Works’ The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is Thursday, January 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $27-$31 with discounts for seniors and youth, and increased prices on show day. This performance is sponsored by Karen Pugh, Vita Green LLC, and Warm Springs Inn & Winery.

Back to the Future

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents, and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

The January Monthly Movie on the Big Screen is January 18 at 6:30pm and tickets are only $3. This movie is sponsored by the Keeping It Reel Movie Club and media sponsors ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, and ESPN Radio 900 & 1020.

Marc Cohn featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Cohn followed up his debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade”. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, Cohn proudly released Careful What you Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities and the bonus album, Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy Award that followed. Additionally, he put together a 25th anniversary concert tour featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama.

The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st. Since the original members first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world. The Blind Boys have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 75 years and shows no signs of diminishing.

There are less than 150 tickets left to see Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama on Thursday, January 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35-$39 with discounts for seniors and youth, and increased prices on show day. This performance is sponsored by Scott & Jennifer Anderson and The Goodfellow Family, with support by Central Washington Water, Karen Pugh, Vita Green LLC, Washington Trust Bank, and media sponsor News Radio 560 KPQ.

2018 Hot August Nights at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces its 2018 Hot August Nights performance will be THE FULL MONTY. Don Fox and Jaime Donegan return this summer to produce a 3 week run of the musical comedy based on the motion picture. Auditions for The Full Monty will be held January 22-23 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

In this 2001 Americanized musical comedy stage version, adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they will go “The Full Monty” (British slang for- strip all the way).

As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. Parental guidance recommended.

Director Jaime Donegan will be holding Open Auditions for all roles on January 22 at 5:00pm for women and 6:30pm for men and the Numerica PAC. Call backs will be held on January 23 starting at 5:30pm. The cast includes 11 male and 8 female characters that are normal, everyday working class people. All those auditioning must be 18 years of age or older and prepared to sing Capella 16 bars of an uptempo rock or Broadway belt song of your choice. Those auditioning must be willing to commit to daily rehearsals in July 2018 and all performances in August 2018. For full audition information, visit www.NumericaPAC.org.

For information regarding stage crew or band positions please contact Don Fox at dfoxlighting@gmail.com. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Matt Cadman at mattc@numericapac.org. Tickets go on sale to Numerica PAC Members in June 2018.

The Fully Monty book by Terrence McNally. Music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Based on the motion picture, released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneoe

Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series

LAPH Productions and the Numerica Performing Arts Center present COLD WINTER NIGHTS COMEDY SERIES, a three-part stand-up comedy series in Downtown Wenatchee on January 13, February 3, and March 16 at 8:00pm. Each show features multiple stand-up comedians, hand-picked by LAPH Productions to present on the Numerica PAC stage turned into an intimate, energetic “black box” experience. Tickets are on sale now at the Numerica PAC.

The headliner on JANUARY 13 at 8:00pm will be Chad Daniels. Daniels has performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, The Late Late show with Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. He has a half hour special called “Comedy Central Presents… Chad Daniels”, which was voted #5 of all time in 2010. Daniels is also one of 13 comedians that have been on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

On FEBRUARY 3 at 8:00pm, Jay Larson will be headlining. With the release of his first 1 hour special, “Me Being Me” (2017) Larson has established himself as a mainstay in the comedy world. He has performed on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown”, “This is Not Happening”, and @midnight. Larson has also been seen on Conan, Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, Tosh.0, the critically acclaimed movie “The Invitation”, the TV series “Twin Peaks”, and Esquire Network’s “Best Bars in America”.

Concluding the comedy series on MARCH 16, will be headliner Kermet Apio. Apio was the winner of the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival and has had numerous appearances on television and radio, including A&E’s Evening at the Improv, PBS’s Comics A to Z, and Comcast’s Comedy Spotlight. He has showcased at comedy festivals in Aspen, Las Vegas, and Vancouver and has performed in 47 states.

Cold Winter Nights is intended for a mature audience and made possible by American Family Insurance – Jake Davison Agency, Endsley & Company, North 40 Productions, Terry Sloan, and Tumbleweed; Media sponsors are ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, and ESPN Radio 900 & 1020.

Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s 2018 Apple Blossom Musical GUYS AND DOLLS

Music Theatre of Wenatchee and the Numerica Performing Arts Center announce the 2018 Apple Blossom Musical: GUYS AND DOLLS, sponsored by North Cascades Bank. Tickets are on sale now for Numerica PAC and Musical Theatre of Wenatchee members to all 10 performances at the Numerica PAC: May 2-5 & 9-12 at 7:30pm, May 6 at 4:00pm, and May 12 at 2:00pm. Tickets go on sale to the public on December 18. Open Auditions for all roles are January 2-3.

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck and his girlfriend, Adelaide, laments their fourteen-year engagement. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, who ends-up chasing straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls is a Drama Desk, Olivier, and Tony Award winning production. The 2018 Apple Blossom Musical is directed by John Mausser and Tiffany Mausser.

AUDITIONS will be held January 2-3 starting at 6:30pm with call-backs on January 4 at 6:30pm at the Numerica PAC. Music Theatre of Wenatchee is looking for 30 actors, singers, and dancers ages 16-65. Audition information can be found at www.mtow.org. To volunteer behind the scenes helping with sets, costumes, tech, etc. please contact Christy Shearer at cgurnard@gmail.com.

TICKETS for Guys & Dolls are $25/$29 for adults (only $25 on May 9), $23/$27 for seniors, and $15 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. This show is supported by Financial Alternatives, Numerica Credit Union, and Tom K. Michael, DDS PS, and KOHO 101.

Guys and Dolls is based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon. Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre Internation (MTI).

 
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